a. At what point in time are applications possible?
The Application for research project is tied to fixed dates, while the application for conferences is continuously possible. The dates for handing in the application for research projects are available on our homepage. They can be found under the header dates.
b. Can I apply in English?
Yes, each application can be handed in in English, too.
c. What do I need to look out for while planning my proposal?
To support your application, the foundation formulated guidelines, which you can find under the following link.
d. How does the application process work?
As of now, the application is only possible online. Under the following link, you can reach the application.
e. How long until it comes to a decision about which projects will be supported?
The period is depending on the duration of the peer-review process. The foundation endeavors to share the decision about the funding of research projects with you within six months. The decision period for conferences and network and transfer projects takes less time.
f. Who makes the decision about which research projects will be supported in the end?
The (executive) committee of the foundation comes to a decision based on recommendations of peer-reviews.
g. Which proposals wont be supported?
You can find the negative list under the following link.
h. What kinds of research concepts does the DSF support?
The DSF supports academic propositions out of each subject area, which deals with problem field of peace and conflict research. These propositions can conceptual focus on topics of fundamental research as well as practical research. One focus of our funding is assisting trans- or interdisciplinary research concepts.